ScotRail Services (Financial Impact)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 1st June 2022.

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Photo of Jamie Halcro Johnston Jamie Halcro Johnston Conservative

Just over a week ago, Richard Lochhead told the BBC’s

The Sunday Show that he hoped that the ScotRail crisis would be sorted soon. However, we have learned in the past hour that the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen has rejected ScotRail’s pay offer. Instead of being sorted soon, the disruption that is being experienced by rail users across Scotland could get a lot worse.

The minister must be aware of the impact that the disruption is having across Scotland and on regions such as mine, the Highlands and Islands, particularly at the start of the tourist season. What regional analysis—if any—is being conducted of the economic impact that the crisis is having on businesses and communities? What support might be made available by the Government?